YOUNG AMERICANS, AND 180+ YOUTH, PERFORM LIVE
TODAY (SATURDAY) at MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL
Who: Youth in Grades 3 through first year college
When: Workshop is July 14th-19th with COMMUNITY SHOWS on Saturday, July 19th at both 1pm AND 4:30pm. (Same cast in each show)
Where: Mona Shores High School Performing Arts Center 1121 Seminole Road, Muskegon, MI
Tickets: Can be purchased in advance at the MSHS Auditorium lobby Saturday morning between 10:30am-11am.
Or get them at the door beginning 1/2 hour before each show. Both general admission ($10 students, $12 Adults) as well as a pick your seat/reserved option ($20) is available.
All ticket proceeds from The Young Americans JUMP Summer Camps go directly back to help fund the Mona Shores Choir Program!
Local Contact: Shawn Lawton, MSHS Choir Director
(231) 780-4711 ext. 8319 | Email:email@example.com
PLEASE GO TO OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE AND HELP US SPREAD THE WORD SO WE HAVE LARGE AUDIENCES FOR THESE KIDS THAT ARE WORKING SO HARD! HERE IS THE LINK:
Ladies and Gentlemen of Muskegon,
Let us ponder how much live theater we have been able to enjoy this summer in our little neck of the woods…very little!
This weekend, all that will change! Over 180 youth are currently studying and performing with the multi-national, 43-member cast based in Los Angeles, CA, known as The Young Americans during the 2014 JUMP Summer Camp Tour this week. The workshop week culminates in two performances that are simply off the charts and you will walk away inspired…that’s a guarantee!
The camp is filled with intensive classes in music, performance, dance and acting and will CULMINATE WITH A BROADWAY STYLED, TWO HOUR SHOW FOR THE COMMUNITY full of color, costume, talent and musical passion.
Founded over 50 years ago in Hollywood, California and known as the world’s first Show Choir, this non-profit performance and music education group uses music as a tool to inspire youth and audiences all across the world. From their early days of performing with legends such as Andy Williams, Ed Sullivan, and Bing Crosby to their current International Music Outreach Tours that include 325 shows a year across 11 countries, the Young Americans remain the pinnacle of excellence in both music and dance performance. Don’t miss it!
PROFESSIONAL SHOW DVD IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
On another note, by popular demand, we are bringing in a professional videographer to videotape the production (he will tape both shows and edit it into one final show). He is our regular videographer and he does a wonderful job. It is of high quality.
We sent the kids home with video order forms in hand on day one. They are $25 each and for Mona Shores students, they will be delivered to your schools right at the beginning of this school year. For anyone needing to have the DVD mailed, there will be an additional $5 charge. You can turn in the order forms during drop off or pick up day or during intermission/pre and post show.
There are extra order forms at the ticket table in the lobby of the HS auditorium.
Click the link below for a printable order form!
For further details about the YA’s:
SATURDAY INFORMATION FOR CAMPERS AND THEIR FAMILIES!
Hello YA Campers and Families:
We made MLive yesterday!! Here is the link to the article if you haven’t seen it yet.
Here is a reminder about the details for today’s camp and shows (last day today).
Check in is between 10:30am and 11:00am. After a one hour rehearsal, the kids will have their lunch break, so they stillneed to pack a lunch on Saturday. In between the two shows, there will also be some down time and the kids will likely be hungry, so pack a snack or two! If you are a Young American’s host family, don’t forget they need packed lunches too.
The first show begins at 1pm and the second show begins at 4:30pm. If you have not yet purchased your tickets, you can still get them during the check in tomorrow morning (10:30am-11:00am) in the auditorium lobby! Tickets will also be on sale at the door before the shows. Tickets are $10 students, $12 adults and reserved seats are $20. Keep in mind, all ticket proceeds go to the Mona Shores Choir!
The kids need to wear their camp t-shirts that they received today as part of their costume for the show. On the bottom, jeans/black pants or jean shorts/black shorts but please make sure the shorts are not short shorts. The exact words from their director Cordell today was, “if you choose to wear shorts, they need to be knee length.”
You can purchase a professional quality DVD of the two shows (it will be edited into one show) using the attached order form. Just turn it in at the ticket table in the lobby on your way in or out. There will also be order forms available in the lobby. They are $25 and will be delivered to the student’s school right away in the fall if they are Shores kids. If you are not in the Shores district and want a copy, you can pay an additional $5 and have it mailed to you.
Below is also a reminder that some of you volunteered to usher/pass out programs before the shows. Please be in the lobby one hour before the show. I will meet you there. If you don’t see your name and volunteered, it is because I actually had too many offers! Thanks!
|Usher 1:00pm Sat Show (MSHS Lobbby by noon)||Usher 4:30pm Sat Show (MSHS Lobby by 3:30pm)|
|Erin Quaine||Lisa Bowers|
|Kelly Bricker||Dave Bowers|
|Mark Miller||Heather Ross|
|Meggan Muchna||Tony Ross|
|Selena Williams||Anne Brainard|
|Nancy Grigsby||John Brainard|
|Lori Gripton||Amy Johnson|
|Lynn Diffell||Heather Hall|
Again, special thanks to all the parents out there that volunteered as incident coordinators, lunch time monitors, ushers and especially to the women that catered the lunches for all the Young Americans! You were all great!
See you at the show. It is going to blow your mind. Tell your family and friends, and go to our Facebook event page and announce that you are going and spread the word. We want these kids to have a big audience!
Here is a link to the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/705021096201009/
For further details about the YA’s:
YOUNG AMERICAN’S CAMP SPECIAL GUEST TEACHERS VISITED US ON FRIDAY!
Jeffrey Polk-This guy is one of the two guest teachers that will be at the YA camp this summer…check out those credits people!!
Michael Jones-This is the other of the two guest teachers. You may have to copy/paste this one into your browser.
REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Are:
August 14 and 28
UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.
OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…
118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!
BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!
If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.
If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:
call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799
Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:
When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”
For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016
For Password, type in: tours
This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary, review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).
The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.
All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!
I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime!